Hackensack, NJ, April 16, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Legendary bodybuilding documentarian Mitsuru Okabe brings his trademark no-holds-barred filmmaking technique to three powerful new bodybuilding DVD releases that feature superstars Silvio Samuel, Jay Cutler, Ronnie Coleman, Melvin Anthony, Dexter Jackson, and many others. BayView Entertainment, one of America’s leading distributors of fitness programming, brings these three DVDs to retailers in June, 2008: Silvio Samuel: The Next Big Thing and Battle for the Olympia XII 2007 hit the street on June 3; and Jay Cutler’s From J to Z follows on June 10. The three DVDs will be available at stores throughout the country and all major online retailers, including Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, FitnessFly.com, and others. The DVDs carry a suggested retail price of $39.99 each.
About the DVDs
Silvio Samuel: The Next Big Thing – An intense, revealing look at the training regimen of Silvio Samuel, one the Top 10 finalists at the 2007 Mr. Olympia competition. The Next Big Thing (a 2-DVD set running almost 5 hours) features behind-the-scenes footage of Silvio – filmed starting five weeks out of the 2007 Olympia – that follows his preparation for the grueling competition. See Silvio start with his morning meal, cardio and ab workout, training at Gold’s Gym Venice, working with Charles Glass, visiting the Weider Headquarters in California, meeting with Flex Magazine’s editor Peter McGough, and his neuromuscular therapy. Bonus scenes show Silvio in a ‘Cribs’ segment, taking delivery of his hot new ride, his intense whole-body workout, and much more. Running Time: 289 minutes - a 2 DVD set. Available June 3, 2008; Retail Price $39.99
Battle for the Olympia XII 2007 – Celebrate filmmaker Mitsuru Okabe’s 12th year of documenting the behind-the-scenes build-up to the Mr. Olympia competition with this incredible 3-DVD set (running over 9 hours) covering the 6 weeks leading up to the 2007 event. The Battle for the Olympia 2007 showcases body building greats as they prepare their routines and poses prior to the competition: Ronnie Coleman: Shoulders; Dexter Jackson: Delts and Triceps; Marcus Haley: Back; Victor Martinez: Legs; Jay Cutler: Delts; Will Harris: Shoulders; Silvio Samuel: Back; Mark Dugdale: Chest/Biceps/Calves; David Henry: Chest/Shoulders; Melvin Anthony Jr.: Delts; Quincy Taylor: Chest/Calves; Johnnie Jackson: Legs; Dennis Wolf: Back; Hide Yamagishi: Chest. Also includes sequences with Victor, Dexter, and Troy at the Flex Wheeler Classic; as well as the Olympia Press Conference, Expo, and Backstage areas. Bonus 33 minute feature – The Invasion of Dungeon: The Case of Mark Dugdale. Running Time: 552 minutes - a 3 DVD set. Available June 3, 2008; Retail Price $39.99
Jay Cutler: From Jay to Z - In this 2-DVD set (more than 7 hours of footage), witness nearly every facet of Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler's incredibly busy and exciting life during the first year of his reign as Mr Olympia. See Jay in the off season, still huge and ripped at nearly 300 lbs, training with hardcore intensity at the Mecca of Bodybuilding (Gold's Gym, Venice) as well as the world famous "Weight Pit" at Muscle Beach. Jay travels in first class style from his home in Las Vegas to the Arnold Classic (including limo ride). Jay is mobbed by fans, and embraced by bodybuilding superstars and celebrities at the Arnold Classic Expo and Ironman Expo. Watch Jay's winning persona and charisma as this true ambassador for the sport interacts with his adoring public. Running Time: 438 minutes – a 2 DVD set. Available June 10, 2008; Retail Price $39.99
About Mitsuru Okabe
Mitsuru Okabe is one of the most successful producers of bodybuilding films in the world. Famous for his “Battle for the Olympia” series, Mitsuru specializes in showcasing powerful hard-core workouts and routines from some of the most well known names in the field, including Jay Cutler, Ronnie Coleman, Melvin Anthony Jr., Dennis “The Menace” James, Shawn Ray, Kevin Levrone, and many others. All of Okabe’s films are real – nothing is faked.
About Bayview Entertainment
BayView Entertainment, LLC, an independent leader in the home entertainment marketplace, distributes a versatile array of fitness, dance, and special interest titles to suit the ever-changing needs of home entertainment audiences. Some of the diverse artists BayView represents include: Black Belt Magazine, Cameron Shayne, Leisa Hart, Mitsuru Okabe, Gilad, Christi Taylor, Mark Blanchard, Joyce Vedral, Jay Cutler, Broadway Dance Center, Salsa Crazy, 8 Minute Abs, and Yoga Journal magazine. BayView Entertainment can be found online at www.bayviewentertainment.com.